Thursday, October 30, 2008

A Few Strangeties All Tied Together

1. Did you know that Joaquin Phoenix is retiring?

Yep, news has it that the man who has embodied Commodus, Lucius Hunt, and even the late great Johnny Cash is putting away his acting shoes and opening up his guitar case. You can read all about it by following the link above, but I cannot wait to hear his first CD. I really enjoyed both him and Ms. Witherspoon in Walk the Line, and he should be able to produce some decent music.

2. Speaking of tunes, I'm sure Phillies fans will be humming one for a few more days thanks to last night's Game 5 win over the Rays.

Too much man lovin' for me. Just kidding. Seriously, I personally do not watch a lot of baseball, and like many people did not catch a second of live World Series television. I feel a bit less American, sure, but neither the Phillies nor the Rays inspire me to watch baseball. Sorry guys, but congrats to the Phillies for a big win.

3. And since we're on the topic of nightmares: tomorrow is Halloween. Yay! Costumes, candy, and crazies! I enjoy Halloween, but it isn't my favorite holiday much to the dismay of the wife who absolutely goes fanatic over this Hallow's Eve business. I enjoy it with her, but not as outgoing and fun. But, to celebrate, here are 13 really frightening horror movie scenes (NSFW or kids): Enjoy!

Leia Mais…

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


So, I know that by now everyone has taken in pretty much all that McCain has to offer as candidate for President, and Obama himself has made the link to Bush with another four years of the same, but guys and gals, this is just plain CREEPY! But I enjoyed it as I'm sure you all will also.

And to even things out a bit here at Dementos Anonymous:

Arguably one of Obama's biggest gaffs. I'm sure the country can look past it though. We're all mature, rational human beings, right?

Leia Mais…

Monday, October 27, 2008

Standing Your Ground

A week from tomorrow the wife and I will be traveling to a small community building roughly two miles out of town here in south-central Arkansas to place our hopes and wishes on a single man. We will vote for President of the United States of America, and while we have both made our decision (and have for a bit), certain family members have made constant jabs and small comments in reference to our decision. Last night this all culminated the wife's parents open up a can and the wife soundly shutting it once and for all with a successful argument based on fact with a dash of talk points thrown in for flavor. Either way you looked at it though, she won the argument and ended up quieting her mother who is quite the debater (and an Irish Scorpio to boot!). It got a little bloody on both sides of the discussion, but I was quite proud of wifey. She stood her ground, listened with intensity, and above all, she patiently plodded along getting through a thick "No Spin Zone."

Now, some have asked me in the retelling of this tale what I did in the mix. To that end, I ask: have you ever seen a tornado form? It begins with a jet of air that begins spinning inside of a cloud. As the spinning air continues to grow inside, it begins drawing in warm air from near the ground, and if it continues this inflow, the funnel eventually takes shape and will grow so long as that inflow of air continues to feed the cloud. In short, tornadoes are dangerous because they essentially fuel their own fire. Last night was such an event as the energy between mother and daughter grew and began forming that funnel, and when you see the funnel, emergency services always warn you to seek the nearest shelter. So, I sat back and watched out for debris. Surprisingly, because the wife was able to present an actual, intelligent argument in contrast to her mom who resulted to Fox News catch phrases, there was little in the way of actual debris. Both ended the debate worked up, but they were at least able to continue in a friendly manner. I think this speaks volumes to the strength and maturity of wifey. Had she not been able to keep a cool head and think quickly, her mother would have simply pulled the "you don't have enough life experience to understand" card.

So, what does all this mean: it means my wife is great, I love her, and I'm proud to have married such an intelligent mate. Yay, Nerds!!

Leia Mais…

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Musings on a Day

Life is Fine
by Langston Hughes

I went down to the river,
I set down on the bank.
I tried to think but couldn't,
So I jumped in and sank.
I came up once and hollered!
I came up twice and cried!
If that water hadn't a-been so cold
I might've sunk and died.

But it was Cold in that water! It was cold!

I took the elevator
Sixteen floors above the ground.
I thought about my baby
And thought I would jump down.
I stood there and I hollered!
I stood there and I cried!
If it hadn't a-been so high
I might've jumped and died.

But it was High up there! It was high!

So since I'm still here livin',
I guess I will live on.
I could've died for love--
But for livin' I was born
Though you may hear me holler,
And you may see me cry--
I'll be dogged, sweet baby,
If you gonna see me die.

Life is fine! Fine as wine! Life is fine!

Yesterday was one of those days...

You know the day. The one where nothing can go right and the gods seemed to have picked you as the target of the day for ridicule and merriment. Yep, I know that my life probably isn't nearly as horrible as the worst day of the guy who has it worst, but all things are relative, right? Yesterday was not my personal worst, but it was a day where I just wanted to go home and not see another living soul. I know, I'm evil. I shouldn't want to be like that, right? You know what I think though? Well, if you're reading this, I assume you at least wonder what's inside my deranged thought box, so what I'm thinking about this is that all people everywhere have, at the very least, small glimpses of insanity. Most of us on this planet quickly recover from these, but a select few of us tend to fall prey to the small glimpses and those spurts prolong themselves to minutes and hours and longer if we are not careful to inoculate ourselves to them or if they are simply allowed to grow. And as Stephen King has noted, some of us are just able to hide that insanity better than others.

So, that was a fine example of one of those bits of insanity, or tangents if you should so label them. Anyway, I know that my world will go on, and yesterday will pass as all other bad days have. Besides, today is a great day, and no day will be so bad that I can't keep on living. Life is good, the sun is shining, it's cool outside, the leaves are changing colors, and I'm going camping. Everything will be alright. Even the co-worker throwing toilet paper at my back, not even he can deter my enjoyment of the day. May the gods and saints preserve us, and for the wonderful wife:

May you all enjoy your "chubby cuppy cakes!"

Leia Mais…